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FORMAT ERROR IN MP3 PLAYER

If You are experiencing "Format Error" messages when adding or accessing music/videos on your player. this could be as a result of a corrupt memory region or not having the required or supposed memory size of the player(actual memory)
what you do you should format:
formating Ensures that what you have bought, is of the actual memory capacity.
. 1. You will not lose any firmware/theme related files.
2. You will not accidentally kill your player whilst doing so (unless you unplug or disconnect your player during the format process).
follow the step below to guide you

STEP 1
Back Up All Your Data Before Proceeding! This Guide Will Clear Everything In Your Player's Memory Chip!

Install MP3 Utilities, any version will do. It usually comes on the CD with the player, or you can download version 3.68
Here, or version 4.03 Here, or version 4.05 Here. Any one of these will do. The Disk Tool Utility is the same.
STEP 2
Start up MP3 Utilities Disk Tool.
You will be shown a screen like this:

Ensure that you select LOW Format Type.

Next, go to the Partition and Encrypt tab as shown below.

Now, slide the Partition Slider all the way to the Right.
You will notice the "Setting encrypted disk capacity" increases, it is normal.IMPORTANT.IF YOUR MP4 PLAYER IS LIKE 2GB OR MORE MAKE SURE THE PARTITION AND ENCRYPT TAB WHEN YOU INCREASE IT SAYS YOUR PLAYERS MEMORY.FOR EXAMPLE.IF YOU HAVE A 4GB MP4 PLAYER AND YOU ARE SLIDING THE PARTITION AND ENCRYPT TAB MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THE NUMBER INCREASES IT SAYS SOMETHING LIKE 4000MB.IF IT DOESN'T DO THIS DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT DO THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.

*NOTE* Ensure That You Do Not Click The "Set Username And Password", Leave It UNTICKED.

Next, click on Start to begin the format and partition process. You will be presented with a dialog box like below, click on Yes to proceed.

It will take a few moments for the process to complete. You will notice that your player would disconnect from the computer, and then re-connect back again.

You will be presented with the "Complete setting disk partition!" dialog box like below.

STEP 3
Go to My Computer and check that now you will two memory drives for your player. You might need to click Refresh or press F5.
One of which would be small (about 17MB), and the other would be the remaining memory capacity.
Do not worry if it does not appear, just continue to with the guide.
then go back to the Partition and Encrypt tab.
Slide the Partition slider to the Left, and click on Start.
repeat the process and the "Complete setting disk partition!" dialog box would appear.
Check in My Computer that now you will only have One single memory drive for your player. Right click on it and select Properties, this is your actual real memory capacity.

Now check your player's Memory Info for the correct memory display.
To access this, go to your player's SYS TOOL >> MEMORY INFO.
Your player should display the actual memory size that you have just checked.
Check if the percentage is at 0%. If it is, you can skip Step 4 below, and continue to Step 5.
STEP 4
If your player's Memory Info does not show 0%, you will need to complete the below procedure.
Right click on your player's memory drive, and select Format.
Now a new windows format screen would appear.

Select FAT in the File System dropdown menu.
If after completing Step 3, your player really does have 4GB of memory, then you need to select FAT32 instead. As FAT only supports upto 2GB.
Click on Start to begin on the format process.
A warning will appear for the format, click on OK to continue.
Wait for a few moments while Windows formats your player.
When completed, check your player's Memory Info again, it should display 0% now.
STEP 5
Once completed, start copying music/video files to your player and enjoy enjoy your player

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Memory Card Error Messages

Fully Corrupt:
When the entire save area of the Memory Card becomes corrupt, the system will inform the player that the Memory Card is corrupt and offer to format it. The card must be formatted before gameplay begins or when the game attempts to access the Memory Card. The exact message may vary from software to software.

Follow the steps for formatting a memory card.

For specific issues with the Memory Card 1019, please click here.

Suggestion: It is always a good idea to copy your most important files to a second Memory Card as a back-up.
Data Area Only Corrupt:
When only the data area of a Memory Card is corrupt (not the entire Memory Card) the game may not detect this until the Memory Card is accessed. Once it is accessed, the game will inform the player that the file being accessed is corrupt and must be erased. The game will only delete the one file being accessed and will not format the entire Memory Card (Other saved game files on the Memory Card may be OK).

Follow the steps for deleting a file.

For specific issues with the Memory Card 1019, please click here.

Memory Card is Damaged:
If the Memory Card has been physically damaged, or has been damaged beyond repair, you will get this message. The Memory Card will need to be replaced. The system may attempt to format the card, but if it cannot it will give the error Memory Card is Damaged. There is no way to recover the game data from the memory card.

For information on locating replacements for older products, please click here.

For specific issues with the Memory Card 1019, please click here.

Suggestion: It is always a good idea to copy your most important files to a second Memory Card as a back-up.
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Dec 12, 2010 | Nintendo GameCube Console

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my mp3 is all ******** u know,whenever i put songs in it,FORMAT ERROR occurs when i play it,dont know what is ******* it up.if anyone can fix this problem please help.thanks.


if You are experiencing "Format Error" messages when adding or accessing music/videos on your player. this could be as a result of a corrupt memory region or not having the required or supposed memory size of the player(actual memory)
what you do you should format:
formating Ensures that what you have bought, is of the actual memory capacity.
. 1. You will not lose any firmware/theme related files.
2. You will not accidentally kill your player whilst doing so (unless you unplug or disconnect your player during the format process).
follow the step below to guide you

STEP 1
Back Up All Your Data Before Proceeding! This Guide Will Clear Everything In Your Player's Memory Chip!

Install MP3 Utilities, any version will do. It usually comes on the CD with the player, or you can download version 3.68
Here, or version 4.03 Here, or version 4.05 Here. Any one of these will do. The Disk Tool Utility is the same.
STEP 2
Start up MP3 Utilities Disk Tool.
You will be shown a screen like this:

Ensure that you select LOW Format Type.

Next, go to the Partition and Encrypt tab as shown below.

Now, slide the Partition Slider all the way to the Right.
You will notice the "Setting encrypted disk capacity" increases, it is normal.IMPORTANT.IF YOUR MP4 PLAYER IS LIKE 2GB OR MORE MAKE SURE THE PARTITION AND ENCRYPT TAB WHEN YOU INCREASE IT SAYS YOUR PLAYERS MEMORY.FOR EXAMPLE.IF YOU HAVE A 4GB MP4 PLAYER AND YOU ARE SLIDING THE PARTITION AND ENCRYPT TAB MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THE NUMBER INCREASES IT SAYS SOMETHING LIKE 4000MB.IF IT DOESN'T DO THIS DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT DO THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.

*NOTE* Ensure That You Do Not Click The "Set Username And Password", Leave It UNTICKED.

Next, click on Start to begin the format and partition process. You will be presented with a dialog box like below, click on Yes to proceed.

It will take a few moments for the process to complete. You will notice that your player would disconnect from the computer, and then re-connect back again.

You will be presented with the "Complete setting disk partition!" dialog box like below.

STEP 3
Go to My Computer and check that now you will two memory drives for your player. You might need to click Refresh or press F5.
One of which would be small (about 17MB), and the other would be the remaining memory capacity.
Do not worry if it does not appear, just continue to with the guide.
then go back to the Partition and Encrypt tab.
Slide the Partition slider to the Left, and click on Start.
repeat the process and the "Complete setting disk partition!" dialog box would appear.
Check in My Computer that now you will only have One single memory drive for your player. Right click on it and select Properties, this is your actual real memory capacity.

Now check your player's Memory Info for the correct memory display.
To access this, go to your player's SYS TOOL >> MEMORY INFO.
Your player should display the actual memory size that you have just checked.
Check if the percentage is at 0%. If it is, you can skip Step 4 below, and continue to Step 5.
STEP 4
If your player's Memory Info does not show 0%, you will need to complete the below procedure.
Right click on your player's memory drive, and select Format.
Now a new windows format screen would appear.

Select FAT in the File System dropdown menu.
If after completing Step 3, your player really does have 4GB of memory, then you need to select FAT32 instead. As FAT only supports upto 2GB.
Click on Start to begin on the format process.
A warning will appear for the format, click on OK to continue.
Wait for a few moments while Windows formats your player.
When completed, check your player's Memory Info again, it should display 0% now.
STEP 5
Once completed, start copying music/video files to your player and enjoy enjoy your player. hope this helps

Dec 19, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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mixmax froze


The memory may be corrupt and it can't read the music files correctly. Open your My Computer icon and plug the player into your computer. You should see a new removable disk called Mix Max appear. Right click on the disk and choose Format from the pop up menu. At the Format window make sure that the File System is set to FAT32 and click Start. At the next window click OK to proceed. You'll then need to add the songs back to your player but it should correct the problem. When adding the songs to the player again make sure that you leave at least 4 megabytes of space available so it can create the library file.

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